Alt. FinMin Chouliarakis: The government will not pass any additional measures until 2018

The government will not pass any additional measures as the current bill covers the fiscal targets for 2016, 2017 and 2018, Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Chouliarakis said in a speech in parliament on Sunday.

“The program review which is concluding today is not the last one but it is undoubtedly the toughest and most important and finalises all the financial commitments undertaken by the country until 2018,” the minister told lawmakers during a debate on the prior actions bill.

Commenting on the tax measures included in the bill, he acknowledged they burden the available income, adding that “most taxes which distort the operation of the market create the wrong incentives and cause recession”.

He also called on New Democracy to support the bill.